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No Jobs In Villages, Bihar’s Migrants Are Returning To Cities -Parth MN and Umesh Kumar Ray

-IndiaSpend.com Patna: Balmiki Kumar’s previous and current jobs are vastly different. For five years, Kumar, 33, taught geography at a private school in Hilsa, a town in central Bihar’s Nalanda district. He now works as a plantation labourer under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). That, however, is not the only difference. In his earlier job, he got paid. “The school shut after the lockdown in March and I...

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In Times Of Job Loss And Insecurity, Malegaon Emerges A Successful Outlier -Parth MN

-IndiaSpend.com Malegaon: Mushtaq Shaikh has done something consistently over the past three months that not many in India have been able to: He has been going to work. A worker at a power loom in Malegaon--250 km northeast of Mumbai--Shaikh, 44, is gradually getting back on his feet. “Our employers looked after us for the first three or four months [of the pandemic],” he told IndiaSpend on a recent September day, standing...

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Techies and teachers take white-collar hit -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph 32.6% of the 18.1 million jobs in the country were lost in four months India witnessed the erosion of nearly a third of its white-collar jobs between May and August, with professionals like software engineers, teachers, accountants and analysts taking the biggest hit, a survey by a data agency has shown. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has found that 5.9 million (32.6 per cent) of the 18.1 million white-collar jobs...

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6 million white-collar workers lost their jobs during the lockdown -Prashant K Nanda

-Livemint.com * While 5.9 million white collar workers lost their jobs between May-August 2020, over the previous four months ended 30 April, this Job Loss number stood at 6.6 million when compared with May-August 2019 * Continued curbs and localized lockdowns have hit economic recovery and employment prospects NEW DELHI: Almost six million white-collar workers, including engineers, physicians, teachers, accountants and analysts, lost their jobs between May and August, the Centre for Monitoring...

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Job data hard to gulp? Shut eyes -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has estimated the loss of 21 million salaried jobs between April and August, weeks after suggesting that 18.9 million salaried jobs were lost between April and July The Centre has said it does not accept survey data provided by “non-government agencies”, the assertion coming at a time independent agencies have reported enormous Job Losses in the country while the government has sat tight on...

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